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Jane Dailey, Contributor Associate Professor of History, University of Chicago The Confederate General Who Was Erased There’s a reason you won’t find many monuments in the South to one of Robert E. Lee’s most able deputies. Historical via Getty Images … Continue reading

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Turkish bill clears men of statutory rape if they marry

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-38030182 AFP Critics are accusing the ruling AKP party of legitimising rape A bill which would allow men accused of raping underage girls to be cleared if they marry the girl has been preliminarily backed by Turkish MPs. The bill … Continue reading

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Australia not denying it paid people smugglers

The boat at the centre of the payment allegations, which was reportedly carrying predominantly Sri Lankan nationals, was intercepted late in May last year. The captain told a court in Indonesia that he negotiated payment with officials to take the … Continue reading

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Facebook harassing priests and monastics who use “Father” or “Mother” in their name.

Just a foretaste of what is to come to Christians here in the USA. Yahoo often acts as a bell weather for social shifts. Fr. Orthohippo   Timothy Doubblestein added a Post in Missionaries of St. John. “I was reading … Continue reading

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Bombing kills 14 outside Catholic and Anglican Lahore churches

Bombing kills 14 outside Lahore churches by Madeleine Davies Original article: http://www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/2015/13-march/news/world/bombing-kills-14-outside-lahore-churches Posted: 16 Mar 2015 @ 03:00   PA Under attack: Pakistani Christian women mourning in the wake of the attacks on Sunday THE killing of 14 people in … Continue reading

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One constant problem with individuals, nations, corporations, organizations, etc.  is the strong desire to recount our pasts in the most favorable terms.  All of us can remember when we did this (or at least were very tempted to do it). … Continue reading

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One difficult area where India has a particular blind spot – Lots of words, little serious action about female rapes

India to investigate TV crew’s interview with rapist who claimed victim was responsible for what happened to her ORIGINAL SOURCE http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/india-to-investigate-tv-crews-interview-with-rapist-who-claimed-victim-was-responsible-for-what-happened-to-her-10086390.html Minister of Home Affairs says film will not be aired in India and accused its makers of violating ‘permission … Continue reading

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U.S.A. and RUSSIA not the only governments who played poorly with Nuclear Testing Dangers

We recruits heard that the cycle of basic training soldiers immediately after ours was sent to New Mexico to be part of nuclear bomb testing.  Since then, that has always seemed to me to be a close call. With that … Continue reading

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US futurist touts the rise of the “Global Southern Belt”

China-US / People Updated: 2015-01-30 05:15 By Zhang Yue(China Daily USA) John and his wife Doris were in Beijing on Jan 9 for the launch of their new book The Global Game Change. John Naisbitt, the famed American futurist and … Continue reading

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Don’t blame the fact checker – a worthwhile look into article publishing. The source may surprise you.

Opinion Fred Dufour / AFP / Getty Images The truth and accuracy of magazine stories rest with the reporter For entire article, go here http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2015/1/rolling-stone-factcheckingmagazinesjournalismmedia.html January 11, 2015 2:00AM ET by Theodore Ross @theodoreross One day a few weeks ago, … Continue reading

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